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The History of CPR: 273 Years in Development

In CPR, Medical by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

CPR, more definitively known as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has been a literal lifesaver for centuries. With new guidelines that strive to perfect the techniques in CPR, this form of emergency treatment may seem modern, but in fact, it has been in use since 1740, when “the Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims.” Dr. James Elm  first …

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What does CPR stand for?

In CPR, Health and Safety, Medical by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

CPR: Many of us know that it stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation; a procedure that increases the survival rate of victims of cardiac arrest substantially. But, have you really thought about what that mans? In a nutshell, we know that it’s a method that a person can apply to an endangered victim in the hopes of keeping the blood circulating and …

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What is Child CPR? Here is a Summary

In CPR, Health and Safety, Medical by Elizabeth Shaw5 Comments

Having to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on anyone can be very frightening, but imagine a child being part of the equation. They’re smaller than adults obviously, so it can be hard to to know what to do. However, if you simply have the basic knowledge of child CPR, then you should be confident in your skills and your ability to …

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What is CPR?

In CPR, Health and Safety by Elizabeth ShawLeave a Comment

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, better known as CPR is an emergency procedure consisting of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compressions. CPR, with rescue breaths, allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs. Organs such as the brain and heart. CPR can also keep a person alive, or as some put it, “dead” until further treatment can be administered to help the victim in …

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One Minute of Video Based CPR Training could Save Lives

In CPR, Research by Paul Martin1 Comment

A new report has verified something we’ve been saying for years.  Video based CPR training works.  And researchers have just revealed findings from a controlled study that took place in a shopping mall.  The researchers used a one minute video with the goal of improving responsiveness and to teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience. The near-100 …

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How long should you continue CPR? Longer than 30 Minutes

In CPR, Research by Paul Martin2 Comments

A new study has found that keeping resuscitation efforts going for longer could improve brain function in survivors.  The sooner that CPR is started after someone’s heart stops, the better.  That we can all agree on.  Now, Japanese researchers report that continuing CPR for a half-hour or more may help victims survive with good brain function – even after a …

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Online CPR Certification, Not a Scam: Gossip, Lies, & Misconceptions

In Approval, Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Effectiveness, ProTrainings by Scott Andersen10 Comments

We’ve been receiving some pretty emotionally-charged messages lately from rival CPR instructors in our neck of the Internet, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some of the misconceptions people have about online CPR training, particularly the training we offer here at ProCPR. There are some CPR instructors out there who will tell you that all online …

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Australian Man saves Wallaby from Drowning with CPR

In CPR, Rescues by Paul Martin1 Comment

Mick Hussin has saved a couple of animals with CPR.  The first time was about ten years ago, when he saved a malnourished Great Dane-Rottweiler puppy.  He said the puppy had worn its paws down to the bone trying to escape from a concrete enclosure.  This time, however, it was a much larger animal. Hussin was relaxing with a beer …